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Sapira Mattress Review

The Sapira is luxury hybrid option from Leesa, the makers of the mattress I sleep on.  The Sapira is extremely high quality, but at a higher price point.  If you don’t shelling out some extra bucks and like a medium-firm mattress, Sapira is an excellent option to dry.

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SUMMARY

The boldest claim that the Leesa Sleep company makes about its high-end Sapira mattress? That it delivers “everything you need and nothing you don’t.”

Leesa began as a company of people who couldn’t get enough quality sleep. That motivated them to make better mattresses to do better for as many people as they could. Inspired by that philosophy, Leesa took its timing designing the Sapira to create a true luxury hybrid.

The Sapira takes whatever is amazing about the regular Leesa mattress and makes it even better, if you can imagine. The Sapira is a hybrid mattress that was designed to be the luxury version among Leesa offerings.

Because it was meant to feel luxurious, the medium-firm Sapira will also cost more than the regular Leesa mattress. For the higher price tag, however, Leesa wants to give you as much quality, comfort and longevity as possible.

Made of a combination of memory foam and pocket coils, we found the Sapira to have great support around the edges and do very well at isolating motion to give both bed partners the best chance at good sleepy time. The coils and a perforated foam top also encourage air to flow through, boosting your ability to stay cool while you sleep.

Even though it is more expensive, the Sapira gives you so much for the money. In quality, materials and performance, you could easily pay $2000+ for something comparable.

If you want the “best of the best,” the Sapira could be your mattress.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Sapira has the following features:

  • Luxury model of the Leesa mattress.
  • Claim to fame? Excels at responding quickly to changes in sleep position.
  • Foam top isolates movement better than mattresses with coils alone.
  • Adapts to all body types and sleeping styles (back, side, stomach).
  • The innerspring coils and perforated Avena foam top layer will also help you stay cooler.
  • Discounts for first responders, students and teachers
  • You can check out the Sapira in person at some Pottery Barn stores
  • In the industry, Leesa is the rare Certified B Company, one that meets the highest standards for social responsibility and environmentally sound practices.

The Sapira Mattress: A heavy duty, comfortable luxury mattress made by one of my favorite direct-to-consumer brands.

FEATURES

Type

The Sapira is a luxury hybrid built with high-density memory foam and over 1,000 pocket springs.

Cooling

Because the Sapira is a hybrid, you will get a cooling effect when air moves through the innerspring coils. The top Avena foam layer is also perforated to increase the breathability of the mattress, which will keep you from overheating.

Firmness

The Sapira is a medium firm mattress, more medium than firm. For example, it feels most like a memory foam mattress on top but has an innerspring coil center that keeps it bouncy and allows you to get in and out without getting stuck.

All told, if you want or need a firm mattress, this one likely isn’t for you.

Edge support

Leesa took edge support seriously when it designed the Sapira. The combination of inner coils and high-density foam helps keep the Sapira firm around the edges for sleeping, but not quite as firm and stable when you’re just sitting there putting on clothes or tying your shoes.

Motion transfer

To find the perfect combination, Sapira uses both innerspring coils and memory foam. The combo won’t cause you problems, which is kind of the point of a hybrid: There’s a good balance there.

In other words, the wine you’ve strategically placed opposite you while you read in bed will stay in the glass. And you can effectively and peacefully practice your Sleeping Beauty pose even if your partner thrashes about.

CONSTRUCTION

The Sapira mattress is made with pocket springs and high performing foams in three different layers.

The cover is cut from a single piece polyester-blend fabric with soft 100% Egyptian cotton stitching.

That fabric covers a top layer made with 1.5 inches of high-density poly foam (Avena Foam). This “comfort layer” has bounce and responds quickly to your shifts in sleep position. It is also drilled through with many small holes to help air flow through it. That helps to keep you cool.  

The middle layer is the “recovery layer” made of 1.5 inches of a 4-pound density memory foam. This slightly softer foam will contour more easily with your body. The idea is the better the contouring, the less tossing and turning you’ll do in an attempt to relieve pressure on the hips, thighs, shoulders or back. That 4-pound density foam is higher than what is normally used in the industry so it should help the mattress wear long and well.

The bottom three layers house the pocket springs and stabilizing foam in the “support layer.” There are 1,000 premium grade, 14-gauge steel springs for core support, sandwiched between two 1-inch layers of highly resilient foam. The individually wrapped coils are great at contouring to the body and relieving pressure along key areas of the body.

The 1-inch high-density foam layers above and below the coils are the type you’d find at the bottom of a hybrid mattress to increase its ability to withstand wear and tear. It’s interesting to note that instead of a thicker, single layer, the Sapira uses two thinner layers.

Luxury Hybrid Differing from the Leesa, this is a luxury hybrid equipped with individually wrapped coils.

SPECS

Here is a breakdown of the Sapira specifications:

Dimensions

  • Twin 38” x 75”
  • Twin XL 38” x 80”
  • Full 53” x 75”
  • Queen 60” x 80”
  • King 76” x 80”
  • Cal King 72” x 84”

Weight

115 pounds for a queen

Thickness

11 inches

Sapira is at its luxurious and sturdy best when sitting on a firm, flat and sturdy surface. Leesa makes a foundation or you can use a solid platform, a solid box spring/foundation a Bunkie board on a traditional box spring or a slatted base with the slats close together.

BUYING EXPERIENCE

Trial

The Sapira trial period is 100 days.  The 100-night trial makes the Sapira a low-risk purchase. You can buy it, try it out for a couple months, and if it doesn’t work, they send somebody to pick it up for you and give you a full refund.

The old mattress is either donated or recycled, depending on what’s available in your area. And you only will be charged for a return if you live outside the lower 48 states in either Alaska or Hawaii.

Warranty

The Sapira warranty is a 10-year limited warranty against physical defects like sagging at least 1 inch. If your mattress sags at least one inch, Leesa will replace it for free minus the shipping costs.

Delivery & Setup

The Sapira mattress ships free throughout the entire U.S. and usually arrives at your door in 3–10 business days.

The Sapira mattress comes compressed, rolled and boxed. You will simply unbox the mattress, unroll it on your foundation, remove the plastic wrapping and watch it grow. Because it weighs over 100 pounds in the queen size, you’ll need a buddy to help you wrestle it onto the foundation. Thankfully, the wait won’t take longer than 2-3 minutes of your time.

Luxury Look and Feel: Even the packaging strikes that "rich" chord

Customer service

You can call or chat with the mattress specialists at Leesa about the Sapira from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Of course, you also can also email Leesa for more information.

Price

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Most direct-to-consumer mattresses are under $1000 for a queen, so the Sapira is on the higher end of the industry average. It’s also a higher quality mattress. Whether that extra money is worth it to you to spends depends on your budget and your needs.

The price covers the mattress. As with other foam and hybrid mattresses, you’ll need your own foundation and a flat, strong base at that. Skimping on the base might compromise the Sapira’s structure and support and give you fewer years with it.

You can use a platform bed, a rigid box spring (not the kind with actual springs in it), or an adjustable base, which allows you to raise your head or your legs for extra comfort.

Also of note, Leesa’s adjustable base is also super luxe. It has a narrow profile, a motor that quietly hums during adjustments, LED lighting under the bed, and legs that use a telescoping feature to precisely adjust the height of the base.

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CONCLUSION

Leesa is one of the longest-standing direct-to-consumer outfits in the mattress industry. They wanted to add a luxury model to their offerings and designed the Sapira to fit that niche.

The Sapira was built for comfort and longevity. It earns extremely high marks for spinal alignment. Can you say, “Perfect posture,” and “minimal pressure on your hips, back, thighs and shoulders?”

This luxury hybrid mattress will suit most back sleepers save the lightest ones; all but the heaviest stomach sleepers, and all normal to plus-size side sleepers.

The Sapira will be firmer and more durable than the original Leesa mattress because it uses stronger materials— both higher-density foam and individually wrapped pocket coils. If you’re hoping to keep your next new mattress for a solid 10 years, Sapira will hold up more readily over that time.

For all the bells and whistles injected into its materials, buying the Sapira is quite easy. If it doesn’t suit you, return it for a full refund. If it does suit you, you’ve just bought a fancy mattress that you should be able to count on for a decade. For those reasons, we rate it as having “The Best Sleep Quality!”

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